Life Cycle Ceremonies

Life Cycle Ceremonies

Life Cycle Ceremonies

I love ceremony and ritual.  I am always honored to celebrate and help guide people through different rites of passage and important moments in their lives.  Sometimes we need a little support and guidance to mark the passage from what has been to what what is becoming. While I have sketched out some of these ceremonial offerings on this site, truly, the sky is limit. Ceremony is an essential way to mark milestone moments, and we all have different reason for wanting a ceremony. Basically, if a threshold feels important to you, and you want to mark it in a special way, I would love to create a ceremony for you.

I am available to facilitate ceremonies such as: bridal blessings, new parent blessingways, baby blessings / baby namings, new home blessings, commitment ceremonies, vow renewals, grief ceremonies, completion/divorce ceremonies, menarche ceremonies, and croning ceremonies.

Alternatively, I am available to consult on ceremonies.  For example, a friend of yours may want to give you a Bridal Blessing, or you may want a friend or family member to officiate your wedding, but they are unsure of what to do, and how to do it.  I can create the structure, ceremony and ritual that someone else can facilitate or I can simply consult, offering suggestions and advice.

(The purpose of rituals is) to end, for a time, our sense of human alienation from nature and from each other. Ritual seems to be one method of reintegrating individuals and groups into the cosmos, and to tie in the activities of daily life with their ever present, often forgotten, significance. It allows us to feel biological connectedness with ancestors who regulated their lives and activities according to seasonal observances. Just as ecological theory explains how we are interrelated with all other forms of life, rituals allow us to re-create that unity in an explosive, nonabstract, gut-level way. Rituals have the power to reset the terms of our universe until we find ourselves suddenly and truly “at home.”

– Margot Adler